SHARING GOOD PRACTICE

Empowering teachers through coaching

As a Ph.D. candidate, I remember having to convince my academic advisor that it would be beneficial for me to take a one-credit course titled...

The do’s and don’ts of asking for a promotion

Asking for a raise or promotion can often be an uncomfortable, nerve wrecking and awkward experience. Figuring out exactly what to say can be extremely...

Implement an effective steam programme in your school

The Arts have been incorporated into the previously known STEM philosophy to give us STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. With this addition, it...

Why the foundation phase of learning is essential to child development

It amazes and alarms me when I sometimes hear non- kindergarten (KG) staff disdainfully dismiss KG and preschools in a manner that suggests that ‘all...

Is Your School Culture Toxic Or Positive?

School culture often also referred to as school climate is the cornerstone of all schools. It may be defined as the quality and character...

Teach your students life lessons

Educators today are faced with increasing administrative demands and changing academic expectations. For many, the time available for preparing lessons is diminishing. Over the years,...

Why we need mindfulness in the modern Middle East classroom

‘Listen when someone speaks’ has been one of the key expectations of my classroom since the day I started teaching some 18 years ago. Along...

How to introduce difficult mathematics concepts to your kids

Many students and adults think that Math is difficult. This is a result of too many concepts being taught by telling and writing the...

Cultural Sensitivity & The International Educator

As classrooms become more culturally diverse, it is absolutely essential that educators consider the importance of cultural sensitivity, become more culturally aware, and continuously...

Using NGSS to foster scientific enquiry in students

One of the dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is the crosscutting concepts. The National Research Council (NRC) Framework describes crosscutting concepts as...